We had the good fortune of connecting with Jose Mohler and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jose, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risks are essential, or should I say calculated risks are essential. In order to be successful when taking risks, one must be willing to have the curiosity for the unknown that makes it a so-called “risk” worth taking. Our process is what will create results when taking those “risks” and no matter the outcome there is always learning to be found despite a loss. Often when I’m in the process of taking a risk my fear of losing often creeps in, urging me to educate myself on the process of that calculated risk. Being a QB coach is an abstract profession and “risk”. I’m in a good spot today in my profession because I’m attached to my risk, I own my risk, and love it! It is this mindset that allows me to be obsessed with my process which will help influence the outcome of that risk. Risks come with wins and losses, but at the end of the day if even I end up on the losing end of that risk, I take it as failing forward and learning from it.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My career is mentoring and developing Quarterbacks. The business name I run under is Left Coast Athletix. What sets Left Coast Athletix apart from competitors is the ability to build a community that aspiring QBs want to identify with. I’m in the business of skill & emotional development and in order to find accelerated development the participants must desire to identify with a culture. Through the power of social media we have created a highly visible standard & culture for other QBs to grasp onto & follow. For example, our young QBs all ooo & ahh over 4-star Carlsbad Lancers Quarterback and LeftCoast Athlete, Julian Sayin. This Respect these Quarterbacks have for Saying leads to them being more intentional in their process & visualizations by mimicking Sayin’s throwing style, character, and commitment to his process. We are creating a cesspool mentality of development and are changing the trajectory of development here in our local San Diego community.
Also, something I take pride in is the ability to communicate intricate themes into simple thoughts and words that my Quarterbacks can understand. Our communication is done with tones of seriousness, comical relief, and detailed lecture. The ability to communicate a single traditional coaching point in thousands of different ways is essential to understanding and development. Coach and trainee must also carry a strong bond and our bond is created over the willingness to commit to the present day because of our belief in our future.
I believe the brand of Left Coast Athletix is where it is today because of being passionate about the daily process. Not having kids and a family to provide for I am very committed to myself, our craft and the QB community.. The past 4 years I’ve shown up passionate daily to learn via trial & error. I believe failing with grace and curiosity has led me to developing my coaching ability at a rapid pace. Daily I’m eager to work and committed to helping my community. Your clients will always see your commitment and will become inspired to uphold your standard.
The main lesson I’ve learned along the way is it’s not about me. It’s the individuals that fill our community. It’s not about me training the best or most notable guys, having the most likes or followers on social media, or seeking individual recognition. It’s all about getting the community better and helping them with playing high level ball and the trials and tribulations of life. Football is our metaphor for life. QBs are often faced with problems to solve quickly & adversity to face. Those problems will often not go in their favor, if their lifestyle and honesty are not aligned with their job. They must balance education, family, faith and football which is very similar to the daily process of life. I’ve recognized my respect will be earned from developing the people that are in front of me and want to be in front of me. If I can mold people at a high level then the respect for our brand will be earned organically.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
We would start our morning going to a local coffee shop or eatery down on the coast preferably within walking distance to the beach. Communicate and enjoy our melas catching up on life and then hit the ocean and soak up some vitamin D while we are at it.
Next, we will probably take an electric scooter or bike on a joy ride through another notable area of town, most likely PCH or The Embarcadero, and for lunch I would be eager to show them a local spot I frequent Like Lourdes Mexican food in Cardiff. I for sure would want to introduce them to So Cal’s famous California Burrito and in the evening we would mostly go hear some live music at Roxy in Encinitas.
Good vibes, good people!!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’ve been surrounded by many people that have led me to have faith in my career path, and my mother Lu, is the most influential to me. From a young age she always allowed me to dream hard and love football with everything I had. She has always prioritized education and character but never told me my football dreams were far fetched. That really allowed me carry faith in my future, and even though I didn’t make it to play at the NFL level like the little kid in me desired, I’m standing here today with years of intention & daily purpose because my mother allowed me to authentically be myself and chase a path that I wanted. She is a very talented artist and told me the story of her father not allowing her to go to art school because there was no real financial future in being an artist, that broke her heart. She didn’t get to be the person she genuinely wanted to be. Authenticity is so important and being comfortable with where you are and who you are will bring gratitude which is followed by happiness.
I grew up without a father and my mom went above and beyond for me. One of the things I’m most grateful for is how she never tried to coach me in my football life. She just coached my moral compass, she never cared about a spiral or any of that. She found me a mentor and trainer to do that. At the age or 12 she introduced me to my longtime mentor & friend, Coach Shane Lamb. He was & still to this day is a figure I look up to. He took a 90 pound 12-year-old kid that not many projected to be a QB and coached me to a scholarship level QB. His love, commitment, and consistency towards me and the QB position developed my mind, body, and soul to go through the tough journey of play QB. The QB position is very isolating and full of many people that have never been in your shoes having unrealistic expectations & telling how to do things. Having my mentor Shane in my inner circle has helped so much with my perspective. People & Process are something he always told me to prioritize. Love you Coach!
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